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Ax-12 Servo Mounted to MicroRAX

AX-12 servo mounted to MicroRAX

AX-12 servo mounted to MicroRAX

I’ve been playing around with the Dynamixel AX-12 servo. It’s a nice little servo that has a variety of attachment brackets that allow you to build many cool things.  The problem is I want to mount the servo onto a frame built from MicroRAX. The brackets that come with the servo are too small for this, when it comes to screw hole size.

Original Bracket - No fit

Original Bracket - No fit

Luckily we live in a day and age where a solution to this problem has an easy fix.  Since the cad file for these brackets are freely available online, I was able to remodel the screw holes to the size I want, then I sent it off to Shapeways.com where it will be fabricated in a 3D printer and shipped to me.

Shapeways Materials

Shapeways Materials

I ordered it in three different materials to see which works the best.  The results are very satisfying, the bracket fits on the servo perfectly and mounts nice and tight on the MicroRAX beam.

Shapeways Bracket, and Original Bracket

Shapeways Bracket, and Original Bracket

Problem solved!  If anyone has a similar need, here are the resources.

Order the bracket at Shapeways.com

Dynamixel Servos

MircoRAX

OBJ File of Bracket  (Right Click and Save)



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  1. December 6th, 2011 at 09:43 | #1

    Hey, I am looking to use your bracket for my own walker project. Can you tell me which bracket material you kept/selected?

    Thanks!

  2. December 28th, 2011 at 15:59 | #2

    Sure, it’s the “Grey Robust”
    http://www.shapeways.com/materials/grey_robust

    It’s lower resolution, but strong.

  1. October 10th, 2010 at 19:54 | #1
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